I am so excited to announce that I have bought a ticket to Spain for a three week thriller. This is an amazing opportunity to create new memories and adventures before I ultimately go back to Seattle for the summer. My goal is to complete an art journal during my stay in Spain which will include – Galicia, Barcelona, Valencia, Cadiz and, of course, Madrid. ole!
Playing around with watercolors.
I was fortunate enough to visit The Killer Heels exhibit while they were still on display at the Brooklyn Museum in New York. It was a surprisingly large exhibit with over four rooms and 160+ shoes – ranging from historic sixteenth century shoes to contemporary RTW heels.
I recommend going if the exhibit is headed to a city near you!
I have always avoided drawing people, well, in particular; their eyes, lips…noses… basically the whole entire face. And unfortunately this week was all about portraits in my drawing course. I was completely terrified, but after my professor explained some simple rules of drawing faces, I was eager to try.
She eased us into it by putting dramatic lighting on our live models so they would be easier to draw. I kept starting over so I wasn’t able to complete a full portrait but every time I restarted I learned something new about drawing faces so i don’t regret it.
That night I went home and practiced on an image I found online… I was completely amazed by my progress in one day.
I would love to see other people’s portrait work.
Inspired by Perfect Ordinary, a color pallete for S/S 2016 on WGSN.
Noticed this woven textile while on WGSN’s Design Library.
We were assigned the task of creating an interesting shoe composition using 18×24″ drawing paper and woodless pencils.
My first attempt was in class, I was satisfied with the shading but after our lesson on movement, I felt like the composition was static, the eyes don’t wander around the drawing.
So I had a second go at it. I liked the triangle my composition created but I had misjudged how much room would be left at the bottom of the composition and how close the stiletto was to the top.
It kept bothering me until I finally did it again- third time’s the charm, right? Well, in this case it was! I was able to combine my lesson on movement and composition to feel a significant improvement with the final product.
Can’t wait to see everyone else’s in class tomorrow.